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College of St Hild and St Bede

College Welcome New Students 2017

College Welcome

New first year undergraduate students will be required to arrive in College on Sunday 1 October between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm. International Students arriving before 1 October should contact the International Office for details of their 'Meet & Greet Service'. An information pack will be sent out from College on the 22 August. We will also place a copy of all the forms on the website on the 22 August under New Students 2017 so please refer back to the College website next week. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at We look forward to welcoming you to the College.

Congratulations and Welcome From the Principal

I am delighted to welcome you to Durham as the newest members of one of the oldest Colleges. You have done incredibly well to get here and I hope you will thoroughly enjoy your time at Durham. Arriving at University is always a mixture of excitement and trepidation but I am sure the welcome that you receive from our Freshers Reps and College Mentors on arrival will mean that you quickly settle in to the Hild Bede routine. As the largest of the undergraduate Colleges, you will find there is plenty to do and get involved in. The Durham strapline is don’t let your degree get in the way of your education and in our community you will find lots of opportunities for leadership and personal development which we want you to embrace. From music and theatre to sports and volunteering, all of these things will provide you with time and space to grow as a person. There are also lots of people on hand to help. Our student support team led by Laura Todd can provide advice ranging from where to find personal help when you need it to access to bursary support from College for study abroad opportunities. Our student Executive led by Elliot Mather is one of the most committed in the University and are planning a great year of social and charitable events. So once again welcome to College and I hope you have a productive and enjoyable time at Durham University.

Professor Jan Clarke

Welcome from the SRC President

Hello, I'm Elliot The Student Representative Council (SRC) President here at Hild Bede.

Well done!

Make the most of everything that Hild Bede can offer you, I know people here who have gone on to do some pretty incredible things and all because of what they achieved in their time in Durham, making the most of every opportunity. Hild Bede is a great place filled with wonderful people so don’t waste a moment in becoming the best version of yourself because of the people that you will meet and be influenced by when you arrive. Hild Bede is all about the people as they are what makes everything tick along with a constant air of self-betterment. These are the people run our societies, our sports teams, our theatre company and our cinema… All award-winning organisations, and all waiting for you to make your mark on them. Come and be a part of our ever growing and changing community – you won’t regret it.

Elliot Mather, SRC President 2017-18

Your first week in Durham - University Induction timetable

Your first week in Durham – Induction Week Events Planner

We have put together a schedule of activities which will take place from Wednesday 27th September for International students and from Monday 1st - Friday 6th October for home undergraduates.

Use the Online Induction Planner to plan your first week’s activities by College and Department

The Online Induction Planner has been designed to let you know where you need to be and when, according to your Department and College Induction activities and events.

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle in to university life.

Enrol Online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme. After your acceptance has been processed you will receive two email messages from which provide:

  • Your Computing and Information Services (CIS) username
  • How to derive your CIS password and guidance on how to access the system

The messages are sent 24 hours apart and are sent to the email address you provided when you applied so it’s important to let us know of any changes to this information by contacting the Student Records Team at You may also need to monitor your spam folders to see if the messages have arrived there.

After you have received both emails you will need to:

  • Change your password
  • Log into Durham University Online – duo
  • Choose the “Banner Self Service” link in duo under “External Tools”
  • Choose Registration and Enrolment
  • Enrol with the University
  • Upload a photograph for your campus card

You will receive information from your department about registering for your programme and modules. You should follow the advice given about whether to complete registration for programmes and modules before you come to Durham, or whether to wait until you arrive before making final choices, so that your department can give you further advice and information.

Verification of identity

Before you can your collect your Campus Card in Durham, you will be required to provide proof of your identity. We only accept the following photographic identification as proof of identity:

  • Students may use their passport, UK driving licence, European Identity card or UK Birth Certificate as supporting documentation. A driving licence must show the name in full if it is used as supporting evidence.

Photocopies are not accepted.

More information on registration can be found at

College Contacts

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to the College of St Hild & St Bede.

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact:

Student Support Office - 0191 334 8528 or 0191 334 8537 email
- College Reception - 0191 3348300